Report: Drew Brees getting second opinion to determine if he should go on IR

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Saints quarterback Drew Brees‘ scans are being sent to medical specialists for second opinions to determine the full extent of his chest injuries, Ed Werder of ESPN reports.

Medical tests performed Monday revealed multiple fractured ribs on both sides of his chest and a collapsed lung.

The scans showed five definite rib fractures, and he could have “even more,” per Werder.

The additional opinions will help determine whether the Saints will place Brees on injured reserve. That would entail him missing at least three games.

So even though Brees said on Instagram he would return “in no time,” it appears he is going to miss more time than he or the Saints had hoped.

Brees actually broke three of the ribs in Week 9 against the Buccaneers.

26 responses to “Report: Drew Brees getting second opinion to determine if he should go on IR

  1. A quick and complete recovery be Bree’s experience…
    2-5 is my prediction for the rest of the Saints season… Maybe 3-4 with any luck.

  2. I’ve had a broken rib that caused my lung to collapse.

    I can feel Drew’s pain and wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

  3. Lot easier to stabilize fractured ribs on one side. Depending on where fractures are, bilateral fractures can create sternum/chest wall instability. Am curious about when injury occurred during bucs game.

  4. Drew Brees is a great guy and a fearsome competitor – but his team and his doctors need to step in and save him from himself. 5 broken ribs and a collapsed lung aren’t good for the guy who sits behind his desk at the office.

    When your job involves 300lb men running into you, well, that’s considerably worse.

  5. If the 49ers hit Brady like that, the entire team would be fined and suspended and the team would be docked draft picks for the next decade.

  6. It’s obvious he’s too old to play and at this point can’t even protect himself anymore… Time to hang’em up old boy.

  7. If the 49ers hit Brady like that, the entire team would be fined and suspended and the team would be docked draft picks for the next decade.
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    I didn’t watch the game but I saw the hit. It looked like the lineman fell on him with all his weight. isn’t that illegal now. Clay Matthews got flagged for lot less vicious hits than that.

  8. Brees about to go on IR, yet Florio has the Saints as third most powerful team in the league.🙄😋

  9. I didn’t watch the game but I saw the hit. It looked like the lineman fell on him with all his weight. isn’t that illegal now. Clay Matthews got flagged for lot less vicious hits than that.

    *********************
    Yes it is. And Street WAS penalized.

  10. Sit out the rest of the regular season games except the last one to knock off the rust and then prepare for postseason.

  11. Therman, Brady wouldn’t get hit like that because he would commit intentional grounding on purpose, throw the ball near the receiver, or the ball would have been released within three seconds of the snap. It’s why some quarterbacks can play longer than others.

  12. @ jameshodges
    Per NextGen stats in 2020 Brady releasing @2.63 seconds, Brees 2.67 seconds , the difference between those times = a hundred twenty-eighth note at 60 BPM, or one frame in 24 frames per second film (the most common cinematic frame rate…) in other words, no difference. Brees has 20 NFL seasons and is 41 years old…missed 6 games since 1995

  13. If you have a collapsed lung and 5 broken ribs but need a doctor to tell you that, the Drugs they gave you before the game are likely illegal.

    This has nothing to do with being tough. It’s dangerous to be that unaware of your body.

  14. The real issue is his pneumothorax.
    Some are small and nothing to worry about, some are large and have accompanying bleeding and contusion of the lung tissue ( see Bledsoe ).
    Pastorini had this happen in the 70s, and that’s where the original flak jacket came from.
    However, broken ribs and a blindside sack could really cause danger to Brees; he should sit 6 weeks.
    But there is that sneaky lifetime TD record………

  15. How tough is this guy? Second opinion with broken ribs?!?!
    Take a few weeks off dude. It’s 2020, don’t be stupid

  16. Drew missed 4 or 5 games last season and the Saints won all of them… the league will now get a few weeks of possible Jameis Winston redemption story on every network.

    Maybe Payton hires Kaep as third string just to troll Roger? (Kaep would never take it. 3rd string is too low paying after all that Nike $.). I don’t like Kaep, but as a Saints fan I am supportive of any attempt at trolling Roger.

  17. “I didn’t watch the game but I saw the hit. It looked like the lineman fell on him with all his weight. isn’t that illegal now.” ————————- During the game the announcers said the same thing as you at first. But when they showed the replay, they exclaimed that in fact, he DIDN”T fall on him with all his weight, but had fallen BESIDE him, which means that it didn’t merit a penalty at all. That means a good sack with a 10 yd loss and 4th down coming turned into a 15 yd gain (a 25 yd differential) and a 1st down gift to the Saints, which definitely helped them to a win. So now game results can’t even be taken seriously when the course of the game is changed because the QB hit the ground a little too hard, even though the defender didn’t even land on him and he was hurt to begin with.

  18. Give it a break Willie. They kick a field goal and final is 24-13. SF scored 3 after 1st quarter. Done with this.

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